New Beat Fund, the west coast alternative band comprised of brothers Jeffrey & Paul Laliberte and Shelby Archer have released a new EP titled, Chillanthropy.
With the trio writing, producing, and performing all of the tracks, their unpredictably unique take on pop music is charactistic in every one of their songs. A D.I.Y. aesthetic is an inherent part of everything the band creates, and like the band name, New Beat Fund, their music is meant to be a direct exchange between artist and listener.
In 2012 the band released it’s debut single “Scare Me” accompanied by a self produced video that had a big viral success. After gaining much attention they landed an opening tour slot for Blink 182 further expanding their fanbase. They also landed touring gigs with Dirty Heads, Night Riots, and American Authors to name a few. With substantial touring under their belt, they recorded their debut album “Sponge Fingerz” which produced the somber dream-pop sing along “It’s Cool” and a grungy cover of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type” that would secure the band national radio airplay, worldwide playlists, and major festivals across the US.
“Chillanthropy Pt. 1” the band’s forthcoming EP —the first of a three part series— is a swirling collection of hip hop infused alt. rock that uniquely defines what it is to be a band in the modern musical landscape. On their debut single “Surf Style,” New Beat Fund channel their creative energy into a summer anthem about experiencing life in the moment and maintaining a positive outlook. With it’s raw energy and beachy hip hop-bounce, the track unfolds into dreamy guitars riffs, heavy bass lines, and soulful vocals that slip from laidback back daydreams to anthemic croons.
Along with the releases of Chillanthropy Pt. 2 & 3, they are continuing to work on a collection of videos and artworks, as well as musical collaborations with artists from all different genres. “We have a lot of collaborations in the works, a few may catch you by surprise.” Says Paul, “but it’s important to us that we continue to push ourselves and explore beyond our limitations musically.” And when they’re not actively creating, the three of them are often riding around LA, listening back to mixes, experimenting with other creative mediums, or hanging by the beach with friends and taking time to enjoy the moment.
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